Dyes For Painting on Cotton, Rayon, Hemp, Linen, etc.

Using thickened dyes leaves no plastic-y feel on the fabric

These are the best dyes or liquid pigments for painting and printing on natural fibers when you don't want the plasticy feel or "hand" that you get with most paints. Dharma Fiber Reactive Procion has the best color selection and most vibrant colors for cellulose fibers like cotton, hemp and rayon. Economical too! Learn More

Pros: Best dye for cotton, rayons, linens, hemp and other plant based fibers. Best dye for Tie-Dye and Batik because used in lower temperatures. Vibrant wash fast permanent colors. Easy to use. Does not need hot water. Safe for clothing for infants and chemically sensitive people, once properly washed. Economical!
Cons: With silks and wools, colors are still vibrant, but shift. Need to use with the proper chemicals. Soda Ash used in many techniques is hard on silk and wool. Does not work on synthetics.

Pros: Best dye for cotton, rayons, linens, hemp and other plant based fibers. Best dye deep tub and garment dye colors. Darkest blacks on cellulose fibers. Vibrant wash fast permanent colors. Easy to use. Needs hot water.
Cons: With silks and wools, colors are still vibrant, but can shift and are not as permanent. Need to use with the proper chemicals. Do not work on synthetics. Needs hot water.

Pros: It's a concentrated (so economical after dilution) pigment system that feels like dye instead of paint, is easy to use for all kinds of techniques, is concentrated, non-toxic and works on most synthetics as well as natural fibers
Cons: Limited color selection, colors fade with washing the first time (typical of "dyeing" with pigments) - you have to like the unique "stonewashed" look

Pros: Non-toxic, so great for kids. Water based. No extra chemicals needed. Ready to use, quick results. Easy clean up.

Cons: Some fading. A lot of white will be left in the design. Does not work on synthetics. Limited Colors.

Pros: Has so many uses! Photograms, Painting, Tie dyeing, Screen printing, Sun Printing, Stamping and Batik.
Cons: Not available in larger sizes, not meant for large dyeing projects, light sensitive.


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You can combine cotton and rayon clothing & accessories to get the greatest discounts. Your discount is figured on the total number of cotton and rayon items we ship, not how many of each type, style or size. Mix and match them to get the best discount.

Example; adding 4 each of 3 different T-shirts in size Large should give you the 12+ price on all 12 shirts.

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